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About The Sumpter miner. (Sumpter, Or.) 1899-1905 | View Entire Issue (April 4, 1900)
THE SUMPTER MINER.
Wednesday, April 4, 1900
Patrick Clark Wants To Buy
a Mine in This District.
I). Brenshan, who represents Patrick
Clark, of Spokane, perhaps the most ex
tensive and successful mining operator In
the Northwest; whose arrival In Sumpter
was mentioned In these columns two
weeks since, has returned north. Mr.
Hreushan is the pcrsonllicatlon of the idea
conveyed In the expression, "says noth
ing and saws wood." Ills job, however,
is to sav nothing and look for good min
Several gentlemen now in this camp
who knew him well In Republic, talked
with htm while here, hut the only thing
he would say regarding the business
which called him here, was that he had
come lifteen d.iys too soon. 'I here Is still
some snow on the higher peaks, on the
northern and western slopes, and as he
doesn't care to take dunces on snow prop
ositions and wishes to examine the dis
trict thoroughly, he will come again with
in thirty il.iys.
Mr. Hrenshin avoided newspaper men,
so Till. MINI:I could get no interview
with him. It is learned, however, that he
c line here to examine a certain property,
the owner of which had been in corres
pondence with Mr. CI. irk regarding its
sile. I lie claim is one of which .1 sills
factory examination could not be made
and no deliuite agreement was re.tJied.
'Ih.it the gentleman was l.tvnrably im
pressed witli the district, however, Is cer
tain, for before going heluloriiiedabroker
here, one whom he has known for a long
time, done business with in other districts
and in whose judgment and integrity he
Ins confidence, just wlnt he wants and
s.ilJ that If he should get hold of such a
property, to wire him and he will come
1I0.M1 again at auv time.
No man in the West could come to this
district to operate who would do It more
good than "Patsy" Clark. I le has made
a success of miningaud, therefore, has un
limited capital at his command. Delias a
large following ol "scalpers" who would
pawn the co its on their b.iJs to play at
his game, knowing tint "CI irk stocks"
.ire sure to be extensively traded in, and
tli.it where there Is a deni ind, there is
also an advance. Tor this teasoii, the
stuck of every company with which he is
known to be Interested has ready access
to the list of every mining exchange Iroin
Spokane to lorouto. It is time some
Sumpter stocks were being quoted in the
dally reports it Is good advertising for a
EASTERN ORHGON ORES.
Sjllifactory Smelter Tests Have lktn
Midi In Lradville.
Tests of Oregon ores sent to l.eadv llle,
Colorado, have been completed, .showing
beyond doubt that they can be prolitably
treated. Following is a copy of a letter
received In INirll.ii.il. It was written by
Mr. I oder, of the Southern Smelting
company, to John S. McDouough, presi
dent of the concern, at Denver, and gives
the result of tests made by H. T. Brad
ford and Mr. I.oder, whose process Mr.
Bradford will use In Portland. 'I he let
"We have this day completed the analy
ses of ores sent to us from Oregon. We
have been very careful In making these
determinations, ard the results are ab
solutely as herein stated. Nearly all of
these ores are very desirable for pyrltlc
smelting. Numbers 5, 8, o, 10 and 1 1 are
very desirable ores, containing within
themselves sufficient calorific values for
their practical reduction, the slo 2 (silica),
fc (carbon) and cu (copper), making a
very desirable blending. In fact, there Is
nothing that we can see that is detrimen
tal to the smelting of any of these ores by
the pyritlc method. In fact, we have
spent considerable time on each of these
determinations and are thoroughly satis
fied that there Is nothing detrimental to
the smelting of the. ores. The copper
alone hi the ores would more than pay the
entire cost of reduction, leaving the gold
and sliver practically as a profit. There
Is only one ore in the entire lot that shows
an excess sin (zinc). This percentage
would be so reduced in blending that the
percentage of zinc would not cut any fig
ure whatsoever In smelting. Our man,
Mr. Gallaher, Is a thorough and compe
tent chemist, understanding what Is re
quired of this class of work. Mr. Galla
her does all of our work for the plant here,
and has given entire satisfaction."
I he announcement that the ores are
susceptible to smelting by the pyrltlc pro
cess is very Important. Of equal import
ance Is tlie news that the copper in the
ores will pay all costs of smelting, leav
ing the gold and silver for profit.
Citizens of Portland familiar with the
situation say that all bar Is now removed
to the establishment of a smelter In Port
laud. Mr. Bradford Is evidently well at
isiicd with tlie result of the tests, and it Is
thought that he will return to Portland in
a short time to complete arrangements.
MOUNTAIN WATER STORAGE.
Vast Benefits Which Would Result
Some one who, evidently, was thinking
more about how' the stuff would read than
ot the importance of Imparting information
of value, has written the following more
or less pertinent surmises about water stor
age, w hicli lias recently been published In
GEO. W. WEIGAND,
A complete stock of Dry Goods, Ladies and Men's Furnishings, Boots,
Shoes, Hats and Clothing.
THE WONDER, BOURNE, OREGON
! a number of papers:
A gre it share of the West Is today al
most as much an undiscovered country
as it was before the cry of gold was heard
in California. Mountains of untold tidi
ness lie undeveloped and desolate, sur
sounded by burning plains and barren
wastes. Not only gold but the baser
metals are locked hi countless tons in the
rocky bosom of tlie western Sierras. And
why .are they not mined? Why does not
capital How in and make the boulder and
the earth unburden their treasures fur
man's use? Why? Because of lack of
transportation. Torrents of Immense vol
ume rush down the slopes during the
period ol melting snows and spread away
in glittering streams through the brown
valleys; anon they are but dry beds of
sand supporting no life nor growth.
Yet were tlie vast bulk of this waste
water stored in mountain reservoirs, it
would altord perennial supply, capable of
irrigating millions of acres of laud whose
great lertility has lain drv and dormant
for thousands of years. Then would the
mines be developed. In sections where
Irrigation has forced Its way, there rail
roads have gladly tollowed, and with the
soil yielding the necessaries of life to man
and beast In abundance and with cheap
transposition at hand, mines have been
developed and added millions to the min
eral output, which would otherwise have
lain dormant forever.
Big Dividends Paid by Mining. I
The Momestake mines of Dakota have
paid 5875,1x0 In dividends last year. They
have paid since starting the sum of f8,o88,
750. The Boston & Montana distributed
among the shareholders last month
fj,2J5,ooo; which makes 1 14,500,000 In ,
dividends from the start. The Anaconda
company has paid 512,150,000. The en
tire dividends paid last month by tlie '
mines of the United States and British'
Columbia was $5,690,889. Mining, Spo
"The Portland," conducted by Wood
ward r Hammond on Mill strcetfis a
representation of its name. A visit will
onvlnce any skeptics.
Keeps a Pull Line of
M. B. MERCER
Sumpter, Ore. phonei
CASE FURNITURE COMPANY
THE HOME FURNISHERS
Parlor, Dining and Red Room Furniture in sets or separate pieces.
Beautiful line of Carpets, Linoleum and Mattings. Come in and let
us explain why you can save money by buying at home.
We can positively do so.
Opera house Block - Sumpter, Oregon
A. P. GOSS, President
A. J. GOSS, Cashier
S Bank of Sumpter 3
" Tunnel! Cintut Binklnj Builncts
Drafts drawn on all parts of the world. Special attention to collections.
Safety Deposit boxes for rent.
SUMP TEN, OREGON
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Gen'l Agts. Celebrated Olympi.i Beer on draught or by bottle.
W. S. BOWERS
Real Estate, Loans and Insurance. Mining Patents Obtained
Years of experience in Baker County Records.
No. 2104 Court Street, Baker City; Oregon.
On draught or
H. FINGER, Proprietor.
High Grade Wines,
Liquors and Cigars.